The role of information and uncertainty in auditory thresholds
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Any theory on the design of auditory displays must be predicated on a proper understanding of the temporal and spatial characteristics of audition. In this paper, we revisit a classic problem of psychoacoustics related to the time-dependent characteristics of auditory thresholds. We offer new insight to this area and suggest how the concept of information and uncertainty can help elucidate the process underlying auditory thresholds. We also compare similar results obtained in vision, results which have played a vital role in the design of visual displays.